Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Darkness and the Light

The Darkness and the Light are both off the Sports pages today.

The Light: Mo'ne Davis, the 13 year old Little League pitcher who was the first young woman to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. In an interview she is sweet and modest and smiling. What a great kid. Cover of Sports Illustrated this week, no less!

Good for her.

We are all better than Mo'ne is in our world.

The Darkness: Johnny Manziel, the rookie with the Cleveland Browns who was a Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M and a hopeless bore.

He was captured on film giving the finger to the Washington Redskin bench because they were razzing him for having a piss poor game. "Johnny Football" has annoyed me from the beginning in college. He was too fond of the spotlight, to quick to seek applause, too glib to be gracious.

Look, Jerk, you are a high payed rookie quarterback that has shown very little in the pre-season other than late night antics and partying with people even richer than you. You are going to have other teams yelling at you. You just are. And you cannot respond like a prick. You take the cat-calls away with your performance. You think it was bad against Washington, after the low rent response you gave it is really, REALLY going to get BAD now!!!

All those big old boys striking out against a small girl--Priceless.

Johnny Manziel, what a waste of protoplasm.

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